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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

The Galaxy S5 family is finally complete. After the premium Galaxy S5 flagship itself, the sturdy Galaxy S5 Active, and the photographic Galaxy K Zoom, now it's the turn of the mini flagship to take center stage. But while the Galaxy S5 mini does give justice to the word, it still boasts of almost the same premium features as its bigger siblings, including IP67 rating, a fingerprint sensor, and even the same perforated skin.

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LG G3 T-Mobile release first with off-contract pricing

LG G3 T-Mobile release first with off-contract pricing

As is standard with all T-Mobile USA releases of late, the LG G3 will be sent out to the public with an off-contract plan. You’ll find the LG G3 readied for release as of today with pre-order. The official release date for the T-Mobile LG G3 is July 16th where it should be available both online and in stores across the country.

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Nexus 7, 4, 10 may yet get an Android L update

Nexus 7, 4, 10 may yet get an Android L update

This week the folks at Google responsible for sending binaries for Android to Nexus devices have done so for five devices, showing the Android L spread for the near future. When a binary is sent out across a range of devices like is has been today, it means that the same - or a very similar - build will be send to the collection. Android L is out as a Developer Preview for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013), and this week it’s been confirmed (not released, just confirmed) for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10.

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Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to assist us. What if those apps did more than just help us out? Here are five that aim to give back, and all you have to do is use them.

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Download and simulate Android TV now

Download and simulate Android TV now

This week Google has activated the SDK (Software Development Kit) for Android TV for developers. While you’ll likely be a developer wanting to activate this build, anyone can choose to take a peek at Android TV at their leisure, developer or not.

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Galaxy S5 Mini tipped launching with Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, and Star 2

Galaxy S5 Mini tipped launching with Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, and Star 2

Samsung has opened the floodgates for tiny versions of the Galaxy S5 this week with a number of smartphones that replicate this generation’s abilities. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini we’ll have what replicates the full-sized S5 the most in a 720p 4.5-inch display, Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (3470) processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. This tinier device will look extremely similar to its larger cousin, and will be launching around the world near the middle of July.

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Blackphone ships for paranoid Androids

Blackphone ships for paranoid Androids

Privacy-promising Blackphone has begun shipping, offering a locked-down version of Android dubbed PrivatOS which claims to address some of the post-Wikileaks concerns about monitoring and tracking. The phone, announced earlier this year and sold unlocked, has access to an encrypted cloud storage service for those wary of Google Drive, uses anonymous browsing by default, and encrypts messages.

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